On behalf of The StarPhoenix, the Bridge City Boogie Organizing Committee, our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, I’m excited to welcome you to the 7th Annual Bridge City Boogie! It is with great pleasure that I welcome back old friends and the many new faces that will be joining us on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Last year Mother Nature graced us with her presence and dumped an unusual amount of rain on Saskatoon during Boogie weekend. As the rain continued to hammer down on us Boogie morning, I started to wonder how many people would actually show up…maybe a couple hundred? Well I never should have questioned the enthusiasm of BCB goers. To my amazement over 4,100 people arrived at Griffith Stadium with smiles on their faces ready to tackle the countless puddles and small lakes left on the roads and trails. Despite last year’s rain and dreary weather, you could see Saskatoon’s sprit all over the Boogie courses. There were runners and walkers in silly costumes, smiling volunteers offering words of encouragement to passing participants, entertainers motivating runners and walkers along the course, and friends and families hugging and high-fiving each other at the finish line. To summarize, last year’s Boogie was soggy but a huge success!
For those of you new to the event, The Bridge City Boogie is a 2km, 5km and 10km wellness event with emphasis on fun, fitness and community. The Boogie is all inclusive with age categories reflecting the diversity of participants. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first time walker, you’ll have no trouble finding an event that suits your fitness goals. I know you’ll be surprised by the beauty of the area and delighted by the other runners and walkers and volunteers you’ll meet on the course. To make the Boogie happen, there will be over 550 people volunteering their time before, during and after the race to help make your Boogie experience a positive one.
The Bridge City Boogie is all about giving back to the community and donates 100% of the proceeds to local charities. We’re proud to announce that in 2012 the Boogie donated $126,206.79 to four very deserving charities: Raise-a-Reader, the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery, the Boys and Girls Club of Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Children’s Festival. While all money raised from the Boogie goes to charity, it is important to point out that participants are only required to pay the registration fee as the Boogie is not a pledge-a-thon.
It’s hard to believe that 2013 marks the 7th year of The Bridge City Boogie and I’m always amazed with how far we have come in such a short amount of time. Since 2007, over 22,000 participants have crossed the Boogie finish line and on Sunday, June 9, 2013, you will become a part of this special group of people who have made wellness and fitness a priority in an effort to make Saskatoon a healthier community to live in. It is the mix of first time runners and walkers combined with the elite runners, and all of those with personal goals and stories that make the Bridge City Boogie such a magical event and it is truly an honor to be part of something so meaningful! Every year The Bridge City Boogie gets bigger and better and I know this holds true for Boogie 7 and I am so excited to see what 2013 will bring.
On behalf of the Boogie Committee, we encourage everyone to get in motion and join the excitement by participating in this year’s Bridge City Boogie! We wish you all the best in your training and we look forward to cheering you on and congratulating you at the finish line on race day!
Bridge City Boogie, Race Director
2012 Official Photos & Finisher Certificates
Official finish line pictures and finisher certificates are now
available. Just go to marathon-photos.com and at the top of the page enter “2012 Star Phoenix Bridge City Boogie” and your bib number or name.
The Bridge City Boogie is all about giving back to the community and donates 100% of the proceeds to local charities. We’re proud to announce that in 2012 the Boogie donated $126, 206.79 to four very deserving charities: Raise-a-Reader, the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery, the Boys and Girls Club of Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Children’s Festival. While all money raised from the Boogie goes to charity, it is important to point out that participants are only required to pay the registration fee as the Boogie is not a pledge-a-thon.